Mobile Apps

The following mobile apps can help you manage anxiety. They have been reviewed and approved by a group in the HSE (Mental Health Apps Review Sub Group).

The app developers are solely responsible for their app’s advertisement, compliance and fitness for purpose. Unless stated otherwise, apps are not supplied by the HSE, and the HSE and Wellsense is not liable for their use.


Headspace is a well-known mobile app that teaches meditation and easy to use mindfulness skills. Map your journey, track your progress, and reap rewards in your overall health and wellbeing. You can even ‘buddy up’ with friends and motivate each other along the way.

Clear Fear

Clear Fear is an app developed for teenage mental health charity Stem4 which uses the evidence-based treatment CBT to focus on learning to reduce the physical responses to threat by learning to breathe, relax and be mindful as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions.

You can personalise the app if you so wish and you will be able to track your progress and notice change.

Download now in the App Store or on Google Play


A user-friendly self-help tool based on proven scientific strategies, MindShift CBT teaches about anxiety, helping users to engage in healthy thinking and to take action. Users check in each day to track their anxiety and work with tools in the app.

Download it in the App Store or on Google Play

Eating Disorder Self Help App (HSE)

A self-care app that provides valuable information for those with or people caring for someone with an eating disorder. The app provides information and advice for anyone worried about developing an eating disorder or for those who have been diagnosed or are recovering from an eating disorder. From the HSE National Clinical Programme for Eating Disorders and Bodywhys

Read more and get the app, here

Stress Control Online Programme

  • A series of Stress Control classes, to learn new stress management skills and mind your mental health
  • The 6 session online programme will run over 3 weeks on Mondays and Thursdays
  • Started Monday 13th April, free-of-charge
  • From HSE Health and Wellbeing – more information here


Calm’s mission is to make the world happier and healthier.


They are the #1 app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation, with over 50 million downloads and over 700,000 5-star reviews. winning Apple BEST OF 2018 award winner, Apple’s App of the Year 2017, Google Play Editor’s Choice 2018, and to be named by the Centre for Humane Technology as “the world’s happiest app”.